BARNES SPIRIT: our values

We believe in business ethics

BARNES places the greatest importance on the ethics of real estate business. Our ethical requirements are at the core of our services, and we believe that to respect them is to practice the best business. In this regard, BARNES has a code of ethics for all activities concerning transactions and real estate management, which originates from decree n°2015-1090 of August 28, 2015, as a key element of its general operations and ethics policy.

Collaborator involvement

BARNES verifies the professionalism and integrity of its associates and carefully monitors the implementation of this charter by our entire staff throughout all our offices.

Conformity to the law: strict compliance to the legislative and normative framework

BARNES confirms that all activities undertaken in its name must strictly comply with the requirements set by Law Hoguet. BARNES abides by all rules and regulations applicable to its activities and is committed to maintaining its standard of practice in line with all rules and regulations in the future.

Principle of non-discrimination and neutrality

We serve all our clients with equal care, without any discrimination whatsoever.

Obligation to confidentiality and mutual professional respect

Our BARNES associates are committed to displaying the highest level of professionalism at all times and treat all client information confidentially.

Principle of independence and refusal of conflict of interest

BARNES confirms that none of its associates have any conflicts of interest with companies that BARNES is under contract with. We act independently when giving advice to our clients in order to avoid any conflict of interest.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW AND PRINCIPLE OF TRANSPARENCY: ur rules

Compliance with the legal and administrative framework.

BARNES confirms that its activities are in compliance with its legal obligations: all our offices hold a T card and are covered by professional indemnity and liability insurance.

The principle of transparency at the heart of our commercial procedures

With clients, BARNES acts in a completely transparent manner at all times. Our mandates are Tissot approved, which guarantees transparency

REQUIREMENT OF TRADE ETHIC: our commitments

BARNES Expertise

BARNES has developed a unique concept within the high-end real estate market, which is based on a “multi-country/multi-trade” integrated organization, in which 600 associates work from a centralized database and offer our clients customized, efficient, and professional services from all our offices.

Mandatory training

With Ecole Internationale de la Transaction Immobilière (the International School of Property Transaction), BARNES has established a mandatory training course for all its associates in order to ensure ongoing training and development.

COMPLIANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING.

  • To ensure and respect the obligation of client(s) identification before any business relationship is conducted.
  • To exercise vigilance, which must be disclosed in the event of any connected party relationships or transactions.
  • To comply with the requirements of national and international rules and regulations. (*)
  • To refuse any business relationships whenever transparency or comprehension of origin (or distinction) of the funds used to finance transactions are not compliant.
  • Total prohibition of any business with clients from countries 'listed' as non-cooperative. (**)
  • Compulsory notification to the BARNES Compliance Officer of any information relating to suspicious activity.

IN RETURN, BARNES COMMITS

  • To reinforce its outreach, information, and advisory “tools”.
  • To establish a cartography of “customer” and “country” risks, as well as of “complex legal and financial arrangements.”
  • To report declarations of suspicious transactions to TRACFIN.



Charte Ethique

Our commitments :

  • Business ethic

  • Collaborators involvement

  • Conformity to the law

  • Principle of non-discrimination and neutrality

  • Obligation to confidentiality and mutual professional respect

  • Principle of independance and refusal of conflict of interest